Rearfoot and Midfoot/Forefoot Impacts in Habitually Shod Runners

When comparing the biomechanics of different foot strike patterns, these reseachers set out to answer the somewhat ambiguous question of whether the biomechanical differences are due to changes in footwear, foot strike, or a combination of the two : Rearfoot and Midfoot/Forefoot Impacts in Habitually Shod Runners Boyer, Elizabeth R.; Rooney, Brandon D.; Derrick, Timothy R. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: 2 December 2013 Purpose: Shear loading rates have not been investigated in runners with a mid/forefoot strike (FFS) versus rearfoot strike (RFS). The purpose of this study was to compare three-dimensional ground reaction forces (GRF) and loading rates (LR) during impact in habitual RFS (hRF) and habitual FFS (hFF) strikers

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Rearfoot and Midfoot/Forefoot Impacts in Habitually Shod Runners

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